Setting a clear path for inexpensive clean energy

Posted on July 24th, 2015

The UK Government’s controversial decision to axe the carbon zero home standards has motivated over 200 businesses to call on the Chancellor to reverse the decision and help reinstall investor confidence in the industry. Approximately 230 firms and companies including … Continue reading

Scotland seeks clarity

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Last week in Glasgow over two hundred representatives from the renewable energy industry met with Scottish Government ministers and officials to discuss the impact of the UK Government’s decision to end the Renewable Obligation subsidy for onshore wind early and … Continue reading

The Future of Wind Power in Scotland

Posted on July 9th, 2015

In last week’s blog we wrote of the record breaking run wind farms in Scotland went on from January to April 2015. New analysis of wind data commissioned by WWF Scotland and provided by WeatherEnergy has confirmed that wind turbines … Continue reading

Onshore wind continues to grow in Scotland

Posted on July 1st, 2015

Wind farms in Scotland have been breaking records again. From January to April 2015 they generated enough electricity to power over 950,000 households for a full year. In total 4,452GWh of electricity was generated in the three months from January … Continue reading

Global rise in clean energy investment

Posted on June 18th, 2015

Global investment in clean energy rose to near its 2011 peak last year to $310bn (£200bn). The significance of this being that there had been signs within the investor community the clean energy and in particular clean technology had run … Continue reading

The Future for Wind Power

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Scotland’s wind farms set a new record last month as output soared to its highest level ever and overall generation increased by 83% compared May 2014. Analysis by WWF Scotland of the country’s wind and solar data for the month … Continue reading

A Scottish Solar Community

Posted on May 28th, 2015

In Edinburgh the local council recently announced a new project designed to install community owned solar panels on buildings around the entire capital. The Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative (ECSC) supported by Energy4All will work in partnership with the council on … Continue reading

Renewable Energy and Data Storage

Posted on May 20th, 2015

ILI (Renewable Energy) in conjunction with Green Cat Renewables recently submitted a planning application for a six turbine wind farm with a twist at Blair Farm in East Ayrshire. The twist being that submitted jointly with the wind farm application … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Communities

Posted on May 14th, 2015

In Scotland, as with many countries, the best sources of renewable energy are found in the more remote places. Open and higher spaces mean more wind, great for the onshore wind industry. Lochs, reservoirs, and rivers provide perfect source materials … Continue reading